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1970 Mach 1
Here is my 1970 Mach 1 428 SCJ (Super Cobra Jet) that I’ve owned now for almost 6 years. When I purchased the car it was painted red and black and once owned I decided to conduct some further research on it through MartiAutoWorks and Elena Ford and requested all the original documentation on it. After receiving all the paperwork on the car I found out the car is an actual 1 of 1 due to its paint code and trim package so I decided to put the car back to its original color and striping. The car is now back to its original paint code Ford #3075-A lime Metallic Green and White shaker and striping. In 1970 they only produced a total of 118 Mach’s with white hood stripes and of those only 11 that was painted Ford 3075-A and out of all these only 1 was painted Lime Metallic Green with White Hood Stripes and mine is that car. The car has all its original sheet metal and is a documented R-Code with a top loader 4-Speed. It currently has a little over 67,000 miles on it and is an all numbers matching car as well and is kept in a temp. controlled garage at all times. The car is a major attraction when taken out on cruises and to car shows. It drives and handles fantastic and has a lot of power.
1969 Mustang Mach 1
This is my '69 Mustang Mach1, it has a 351w. I purchased it in 2017, after selling a '66 coupe I rebuilt over several years. It has a C4 automatic transmission right now, although I've begun gathering parts to convert it to manual. I've spent the past year fine tuning details on the car. I'm excited to show the car this year at local shows and plan to display it at the IX center Piston Power Show in 2019.
1969 Chevy Wagon
In April of this year I saw a '69 Chevy Wagon in Cruisin' Times Magazines classifieds. I was the first to call the family that was selling it as part of an estate. The car belonged to their 93 year mother who passed away. My wife and I drove to the West Side of Cleveland to see the car the following day. It was a true barn find. It was in a two car garage with boxes and items stacked on it. It was a one owner townsman wagon. 327 Three Speed (three on the tree). The father had bought the car brand new, drove it till he died in the early 1990's. His wife would take the wagon out monthly to keep it up and running until 12 years ago when she stopped driving it. I purchased it from the original family with 41,000 miles on it, replaced the brakes, gas, plugs, points, and got it road worthy again. The car came with every stick of documentation, original bill of sale, window sticker, receipt of purchase, and original protecto plate (too bad its not a collectable muscle car!). I have since lowered it (on springs, 3 inches in the front, 4 in the rear and added 20 radar wheels). We have driven it 3000+ miles to shows this summer to Columbus, Pittsburgh, and Wheeling. I have a Z06 Corvette, but this gets more attention then the corvette.. We went to the Columbus Zoo show where my grandson, Braydon got pictures with TV personality Dave Kinding, from the show Bitchin' Rides". That was a big thrill for him!
This is our father and son 1955 F100 pick up truck project. We took it down to the frame and rebuilt everything. 347 stroker engine. My son did all the welding on the truck. This was all done within one year. The goal was to take it to the Piston Power 2016, and we just made it and got first place!
My wife decided to surprise me for my 59th birthday with the car that I have dreamed of since I was 16. Six months prior she had been diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer and given 2 years to live. That changed our outlook on life. When she sprang the surprise on me she told me she had found a car that she wanted to get me but wasn’t sure if it was everything I wanted. She wouldn’t show me what she found but told me a price limit and said to find the car that I wanted in that price range on the internet. After about an hour I showed her the car I had picked and she smiled and said that was the same one she had picked!
After contacting the seller, I found that he had just lost his wife to a rare blood disorder. We shared stories and developed a bond between us which exists to this day. I went to Maryland and drove the car home.
When my daughter saw the car she got nervous and thought we had received bad news from the doctors. My wife calmly told her that we didn’t but if something were to ever happen that I would never be able to re-marry because every time I looked at the car I would think of her. She had the last word after all !!!
I lost her almost a year later. Needless to say I will never sell the car and I won’t re-marry!
1973 Monte Carlo
Chris and Karen
Since 1984 Ive been a MonteHolic. Ive had 25 Montes flow through my hands. In the mid 90s I had 4 at one time. In 2002 I found my keeper. It is a 73 factory 454 with all factory options. It was also a 2 owner car with only 76,000 miles on it. In the 14 years of ownership, its come a long way.